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What can you and I do that is a little extraordinary? What are we waiting for?...
In the last post, we examined the value of using your voice mail’s “temporary greeting” function to give callers accurate information as to when you are available. Far too many people record a greeting and then forget about it. A...
“Hi, this is Penelope. I am away from my desk right now. If you will leave me a message, I will call you back just as soon as I can.” So, you leave a message for Penelope and assume your...
In a blog all about saving time and getting organized, one of the questions we must keep ever present is, “Save time for what?” The answers differ for each of us. For many of us, the answer is that we...
Talking with elementary students after a workshop on student planners. A child’s to-do list via Carissa GoodNCrazy While we see examples of successful adults who did not experience much success in their formative years, those stories are the exception rather than the...
During one presentation, participants and I talked about how to organize the task list to get the most done in the shortest amount of time. One participant asked, “Is it OK just to not do something?” What a great question,...
TED talks are lectures of 18 minutes or less heralded as “ideas worth sharing” in the areas of technology, entertainment, or design. For a little more background on the series, you may want to read this entry on Wikipedia. This...
Cell phones ring, visitors drop in, e-mail comes rolling across the screen. Maintaining focus can be a challenge, and the challenge is only become worse in this age of constant and instant availability.One of my favorite books is The Effective...
Last week, we learned how to create a recipe in IFTTT that calls your phone when your favorite team scores. (Well, there is some lag time. You actually get a phone call at the end of each quarter.) Today, you...
This blog began on August 30, 2004. The primary reason for starting the it was to serve as a follow-up for people who attend my workshops. Nine years and over 1,200 posts later, that primary focus remains unchanged. At the...